Tofuku-ji Temple

Temple
Construction of this large temple was begun in 1236 by the regent Kujo Michiie, who wanted to enshrine Kyoto’s largest monastery. The construction ultimately took 19 years to complete. The temple’s spacious grounds are home to such highlights as Japan’s oldest main temple gate (a designated National Treasure), and a toilet constructed in the Zen style as well as a temple nave decorated with a painting of a dragon on its ceiling (both Important Cultural Properties). Four gardens are distributed to the east, west, north, and south sides of the grounds, and each offers charming but different scenery. The northern garden in particular, with its checkerboard of moss and stones, is a must-see.

Spot details

Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Honmachi 15-778
Phone
0755610087
Hours
[Apr.--Octo.] 9:00-16:00 [Nov.--Decre. Early] 8:30-16:00 [Early Dec.-Mar.] 9:00-15:30
Fees
[Normal Admission fee] [Honbo Garden] Adults500yen, Children300yen [Tsutenbashi] Adults600yen, Children300yen [Honbo/Tsutenbashi (common)] Adults1,000yen, Children500yen [Autumn Admission fee (11/10-) 11/30)] [Honbo Garden] Adults500yen, Children300yen [Tsutenbashi] Adults1,000yen, Children300yen [Honbo/Tsutenbashi (common)] No setting * Children are Elementary and junior high school students. * There is no Group fee setting.
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
English Menu
Available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Timing is important.
    4.0 Reviewed:2021.11.21
    I have seen the Tsuten-kyo Bridge for countless times in the end-title roll of the samurai drama, Oniheihankacho. Knowing the bridge was always crowded, I have hesitated to visit it especially when...
  • Amazing Zen garden by Mirei Shigemori!
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.08.18
    Amazing Zen garden by Mirei Shigemori!Its a big temple complex. With several sub temples and Zen gardens.And many of the Zen garden were design by one of the greatest Japanese garden designer...
  • a feast for the eyes.
    4.0 Reviewed:2021.02.12
    wandered here through the sennyu-ji temple, a beautiful area.maple trees just starting to turn colors.we were visiting beloved kyoto for our third and most likely last time.lucky to be able to...

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